Monday, September 24, 2012

Cheetah, Cheetah

Is there any color you can't wear a good animal print with? Leopard print, and its cousin cheetah, is the ultimate neutral. I mean it's made up of multiple shades of black and brown- neutral overload! That makes it perfect for pairing with any number of colors- red, mustard, cobalt, mint, the ideas just go on and on.

Cheetah Shirtdress- Old Navy
Belt- Target (in stores)
Wedges- Cooperative for Urban Outfitters


This dress (from Old Navy, naturally) is great. The bottom half is lined; the material is thick; the cut is flattering. The shoes, the only thing I've actually ever purchased from Urban Outfitters, make an appearance again. I think the combination is even better than my last animal print and mint try. It was a great look for an afternoon matinee at the theatre on Sunday.

The rest of my weekend was uneventful. I finally won a lot of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine young adult horror novels on Ebay. I grew up on these babies. I probably bought one novel a week in 4th through 6th grade. They have long since been sold or lost, but after waxing nostalgic about it with Tara, I decided I needed to own them again. So you can guess what I did- lots of reading. It was pretty wonderful. Any other fans of Stine or Pike out there?



And finally, in case you missed the big announcement over the weekend, I have opened a StoreEnvy site to sell some of my clothes. The link is over in the right-hand toolbar and if you are my size, I'd love for you to check it out. I'm not trying to pimp myself out, I promise, but I think the prices are reasonable. 

Necklace- Birthday gift from sister-in-law
Lipstick- Revlon Lip Butter Cherry Tart

65 comments:

Meghan Mee said...

love that leopard and blue! perfect combination!


Xo Meghan
citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

Susanna Bird said...

this is a fabulous outfit. You look amazing, as usual.

Feathers & Freckles said...

Leopard + mint = awesome!! And I definitely remember the days of reading Goosebumps in bed and scaring myself. You're making me want to re-read them :)

Stephanie Frost Roberts said...

So glad you like the necklace! I may have bought two so I could have one, too :) I have GOT to add some animal print to my wardrobe!

Cheri'z Angel said...

Love the outfit. I remember reading R.L. Stine when I was a kid, first Goosebumps, then moved onto Fear Street in later grade school. Used to love those books, until I discovered Ann Rice in 7th grade.
http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com/

Hannah said...

Old Navy has a cheetah shirt dress right now?! Ohh, I need it!

Also, love the mint details.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

How did I miss this cheetah dress at ON? You look gorgeous. And I agree, you can wear animal print with anything. Um, I used to own all of the RL Stine books. They were my favorite!


xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ashleigh said...

I love it on you. I have restricted my self with fashion a lot lately because of my coworkers. (they cannot wrap their heads around cheetah print pants) but I may be switching jobs soon so hopefully that will all change!

Tashia G. said...

I am convinced this dress looks fantastic on everyone! Love it on you:)

Crystal said...

I've been reading your blog for about 3 months now...first time commenting. You are such a stylish dresser. You always look so pulled together and take the best photos. I love this cheetah dress on you with the mint additions - it looks fab! I'm plus size and you give me so much inspiration!

Sharon S said...

I love how this looks paired with the mint accessories! I clearly can't tell the difference between cheetah and leopard, because I thought it was leopard print, ha. Congrats on opening up your store! I've been meaning to do the same, but I just haven't found the time to get around to it.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Sept. Group Giveaway!

Crystal said...

Lady, I think if I were smaller and we lived closer that we could swap wardrobes. I have so many of the same things you do! I love love love this dress and hae worn it on more than one ocassion. Also bought the red with the birds and it's fantastic too! You look so pretty, as always!
Crystal
www.talesfromthefatside.org

Jenny Lauren said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress! The print is so fun, and it really looks amazing on you! You are so right, leopard and cheetah really do look good with anything!!! I used to love Christopher Pike and RL Stine books too. I had so many of them!


xo Jennywww.crazystylelove.com

Selah said...

LOVE the necklace! I have a weakness for cameos. :)

vogue_or_bust said...

Yes!!! Loving the cheetah print with the mint, would have never thought to have paired them that way and it looks both modern and yet somehow retro-inspired too. Lovely as always Katie :)

Alexandra xo

tovogueorbust.com

Bella said...

Katie, I love, love this dress! And it was genius to pair it with this color belt and shoes! Looking good, lady! :)

Marissa said...

*SWOON* This look is divine! I love it!!
I was a HUGE R.L. Stine reader in school, loved Goosebumps, then moved on to Fear Street...of course that was in between my Babysitter Club books! :-)

chymerikaen said...

Eeeeep! Loooove R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. I was just thinking about my favorite Pike novels the other day and wishing that I could reread them. Also, love the outfit - I wish I was one tenth as stylish as you!

jugglingchic said...

I saw this dress online and wanted to try it!!! It looks awesome on you! Payday is Friday, and I'm heading to old navy!!!

Chris Williams said...

I've been commenting and I haven't been logging on to disqus... I hope you know it was me. Anyways... you look great. I love that dress, but I'm not sure I can pull it off!

Annie said...

I LOVE the leopard with the mint - such a fabulous combo Katie!


Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Heather said...

That is a beautiful necklace! And I love that you are in the woods here -like some beautiful fashionista animal - too fun!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Hi! Can you provide measurements for the sizes of the clothes you are selling. Thanks so much...love your style!

H&K Style Journey said...

The leopard and mint is a great combo! Leopard really is a great neutral. I remember reading RL Stine, then my oldest daughter and now my youngest reads the books. Plus we love to watch the Goosebumps on TV too :) Heather

Keesha said...

Im guessing this dress isnt a part of the get rid of everything and start over! Blast!!!!! ps. dont be surprised if you see those shoes over on my blog. I love this entire look Katie :)

Elena said...

Wow.... the leopard dress looks awesome on you!!!!!!!!
Oh, I'm a huge fan of horror movies and stories, so can imagine how excited you are winnint the lot:)
Xo
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Belated Bloomer said...

I'm an RL Stine baby too! :D


I love your dress! Animal prints are the most versatile pieces that still add a lot of polish to an outfit. :) I want those wedges too.


Abi

http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

Marie_McGrath said...

Congrats on opening your store, that is fantastic! Great way to give clothes you no longer need/want to people who love it. I agree with you btw, leopard is definitely a great neutral that goes with everything!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Natasha Janzen said...

Stunning!! This is an amazing combo that I never would have thought could be so perfect...I must try leopard print with this light turquoise!


Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

JANET said...

REALLY love this combo! Looks amazing!!!! Leopard is one of my favorite prints for fall
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Tabitha M. said...

The link to your shop isn't working.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

I cannot believe some of the stuff you sold? WHYYYYYYYY?? Please tell me it was for ill fit. Sooooo many cute things!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Tabitha- the entire site was down for a while tonight! It's back up and I've added some new stuff as well. I hope you'll check it out!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

A lot of it was too big or too small, but seriously, some of it I was just totally and completely bored with.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Going to check your blog out right now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Natasha!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Marie!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, another R.L. Stine fan!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was so excited, and I am loving these books the second time around!
Thank you so much, Elena!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

No, I think I'll hold on to this one for a while! ;) Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Heather! I can't wait for Sean to be old enough for these books!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

If there is a specific item just let me know!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I should have done some cat poses! ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Me too! Thanks!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Now I'll have to go back and figure it out!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's a great dress. I really love it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I've been re-reading both now for about a week, and Christopher Pike is definitely the stronger writer!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

And Sweet Valley High for me. I read A LOT!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Bella!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Alexandra! That's a huge compliment coming from you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Me too. I'd love some real ones!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Jenny! And I should have known you'd be a Pike/Stine fan! You are too cool not to be a fan!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I love that red one. One of my co-workers has it and that pin-tuck detail is great!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

The store is easy, but it is a bit of work, and there's so much you can do to personalize it (I haven't done anything like that!).

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much for commenting, Crystal (and for reading)!!! And thank you for the kind compliments!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Absolutely! It is wonderful.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I get that. Sometimes I get a lot of strange looks from some of the older teachers, but I try to ignore them!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's still online and you'd look ,amazing in it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Online. Do it now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

They are so silly to read now, but it's definitely got me nostalgic!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, you do! And good call buying yourself the necklace too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, gosh please do!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much!

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